If your stayin along the edge, use a carolina rig, if you dont know what that is try google? basically it keeps from getting caught on stumps and sticks. ive always had really good luck using a lizard.
LAKE MURRAY: Largemouth Bass: Good, using green pumpkin artificial worms and lizards, trick worms and Carolina rigs, Texas rigs around shrubs and brush in 3 to 4 feet of water. Points and secondary points in 3 to 10 feet of water. Striped Bass: Excellent, fishing with freelining herring and topwater plugs, Sammy's, Striper Delight and Pencil Poppers. Also, trolling and downrods with live herring 40 to 80 feet. Crappie: Fair, using minnows and jigs around brush piles in 8 to 15 feet of water and casting jigs. Good catches around edge of grass up to 20 feet. White Perch: Good, jigging with small spoons in 8 to 20 feet of water jigs and using worms. Catfish: Good, using cut herring and nightcrawlers on the bottom 8 to 20 feet deep. Bream and Shellcrackers: Good, using redworms, baby nightcrawlers and crickets around green grass in 6 to 15 feet of water.